Chuan Kee (泉記) is one of the few familiar household name amongst the Hakka’s, especially those who reside in Cheras or near Pudu Ulu. This restaurant has been around since way back in the 80′s. During those days when my late FIL was around, we used to frequent this restaurant as he loved the food here very much. It’s been more than 4 years since I last visited this place and tonight MIL suggested we dine here. Well, maybe she wants to reminisce those good ol’ days… Anyway, we got here before the crowd, hence getting a table is no issue. We were shown to our table at the back section of the restaurant which is fully air-conditioned and our order was taken promptly by the courteous owner.
Claypot Stew Lamb Brisket (羊腩煲)@ RM 18.00 ~ The strong aroma filled the air before this delicious pot of stew was placed on our table. Without much delay, we sank our teeth and savour the tender lamb that’s cooked to perfection and we finished every last drop of the gravy in no time! One word to describe this dish..Superb!!
Steamed Egg Custard (蒸三黃蛋) @ RM 10.00 ~ A clever combination of 3 different kind of eggs, namely, chicken egg, salted egg and century egg. Silky smooth and the soy sauce with a dash of sesame seed oil and pepper perfected it!
Yong Tau Foo @ (客家酿豆腐) RM 15.00 (15pcs) ~ What makes the YTF’s here special from others is that it’s stuffed not only with fish paste but also with minced salted fish and some blended toasted squid. I personally like the crispy deep fried stuff!
This delicious meal for 10 pax came out to … well you wouldn’t believe it.. only a RM 130!! (10 plain white rice @ RM 7.00 & a pot of King of Tea (茶王) @ RM 12.00) What else can we ask for..? Apart from the braised pork with yam and the bruised fish, every other dish was commendable and this place definitely warrants a return! Come early, especially during weekends and lunches to avoid the heavy crowd and for a RM 2.00 fee you can have your car parked safely at an open parking ground further down the road.
- Chuan Kee Hakka Restaurant (泉記客家釀豆腐)
- No. 14, Jalan Pudu Ulu
- Batu 3, Cheras
- 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
- Tel – 603-9284 4530
- Business Hours – 1130-1500/1800-2130 (daily)
- Closed – Every Fri & Sat on the third week of the month and Kuan Yin festivals.
- GPS Coordinates
- N03′ 07.199 E101′ 43.825